The presence of wild animals in urban areas reflects their ability to adapt to human development. Learn more about solutions to commonly encountered wildlife and keep up with Lake County Forest Preserves current conservation projects by visiting their website. Lake County is home to more endangered and threatened species than any other county in Illinois, including:

  • Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid
  • Blanding's Turtle
  • Smooth Green Snake
  • Least Weasels